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Energy saving window films – The simple, cost-efficient solution for a sustainable building!

Energy saving window films are a simple and cost-efficient option for energy consultants and building managers to improve energy performance and achieve a more sustainable building.

The simple application of window film can dramatically improve the thermal and energy performance of existing glazing, leading to reduced usage of heating and cooling systems. Glazing optimized in this way helps to maintain comfortable room temperatures, reduce energy consumption, and lower carbon emissions.

Energy chart showing an energy efficient green building

The World Green Building Council [1] states that buildings account for a shocking 40% of total greenhouse emissions. Recent energy targets set by Theresa May have put pressure on companies to reduce their energy consumption, with non-compliant buildings at risk of facing fines. Even 3 out of 4 buildings are deemed inefficient, according to a recent report in Energy Live News [2].

With comparatively low installation costs, fast paybacks, and a long warranty, energy saving window films are a powerful tool for any energy professional or building manager.

Why energy saving window films are an appealing option for energy consultants and managers

With escalating energy costs, window film is a logical investment for reducing energy expenditure whilst achieving a more sustainable building.

Solar heat gain has the ability to increase a buildings thermal load by up to 40%, which consequently leads to unnecessary strain on cooling systems. Likewise, during colder weather, 26% of heat is lost through the windows of a building according to Carbon Trust [3].

Energy saving window films can be installed to upgrade and improve the performance of existing glazing, helping to reduce the usage of expensive heating and cooling measures.

By reducing solar heat gain by up to 81%, and heat loss by up to 40%, window films can reduce a building’s heating and cooling costs by up to 30%. The reduced usage of HVAC systems will also extend their useful life – requiring less repair and maintenance over time.

Diagram of window showing how window film reduces heat

Energy saving window films deliver a great return on investment and typically achieve full payback within 3-5 years. When combined with their long warranty, the lifetime earnings of the investment can be substantial.

Helping to reduce carbon footprint and achieve a sustainable building

Buildings have certainly been under the spotlight recently, with efforts being made by the government to reduce our carbon footprint by 80% before 2050.

Window film is an environmentally friendly method to reduce a buildings carbon footprint. By helping to better regulate room temperatures, building owners will become less reliant on heating and cooling systems, leading to reduced energy expenditure and instantly improving the carbon footprint.

Green foot representing carbon footprint CO2

With a low carbon cost of manufacture, and high carbon offset, window film has been known to become carbon neutral in as few as two months!

By simply upgrading the existing glazing with window film, you can avoid creating the unnecessary waste of throwing the glazing into landfill after completely replacing it.

Upgrade any glazing quickly, with minimum disruption!

ARC Window Films’ products can upgrade and improve energy efficiency gains for even the most modern, highest performing glass.

Our approved and accredited installers also ensure a quick and non-disruptive installation!

Energy saving window films do more than just save energy!!

As well as improving a buildings energy performance by optimizing the glazing, window films come with many additional benefits such as:

  • A comfortable working environment, leading to increased productivity, and reduced absenteeism
  • Reduced glare, helping to prevent eye strain and fatigue.
  • Increased safety and security against glass breakage and compliance with current Health and Safety and Building Regulations.
  • A typical lifespan of 20+ years

Working with ARC Window Films

We have dedicated advisors that are more than happy to help with any queries, or to discuss your requirements, so call us on 0333 800 2400 or email sales@arcwf.com.


[1] World Green Building Council (2018) World Green Building Council Calls on Companies Across the World to Make their Buildings Net Zero Carbon. Wednesday 6th June. http://www.worldgbc.org/news-media/world-green-building-council-calls-companies-across-world-make-their-buildings-net-zero
[2] Shrestha, P. (2018) MEPs back near zero energy buildings by 2050. Wednesday 18th April. Energy Live News. https://www.energylivenews.com/2018/04/18/meps-back-near-zero-energy-buildings-by-2050/
[3] Carbon Trust. (2018) Buildings energy efficiency. 8th March. https://www.carbontrust.com/resources/guides/energy-efficiency/buildings-energy-efficiency/#guide-download

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